by Emily Lyver-Harris Housed in a small room in the Modern and Contemporary gallery of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, salt 6: Emre Hüner plays an unlikely interlocutor to the immense retrospective, Nancy Holt: Sightlines, installed just one floor beneath it. If one of the central threads of Sightlines is to examine […]
Hikmet Sidney Loe considers seminal artist Nancy Holt in anticipation of a major new exhibit of her works at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
Alexandra Karl says the U of U Faculty show at the UMFA opened with a bang.
A review of Georges Rouault’s Cique de l’Etoile Filante suite of prints, now on exhibit at the UMFA.
by Tyler Spurgeon The Utah Museum of Fine Art puts its best face forward with a collection of prints, photographs and sculpture. Most of the work in the show falls under the umbrella of Pop, and overtly or otherwise deals with portraiture. The artists within Faces are well known, but the work […]
by Melissa Smolley I once heard a fascinating firsthand account of what it is like to experience a severe stroke — from a neuroscientist with a unique capacity to ingeniously articulate the event. In what she described as the most transcendent and terrifying experience of her life, she […]
“I really like stuff,” Gretchen Dietrich tells me, her emphasis on the last word suggesting an orthographic marker somewhere between italics and ALLCAPS. “And I like order.” We are seated at a small round table in Dietrich’s office on the top floor of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Her […]
Take the best line from each of the ten best poems and print them on this page. They may produce ten splendid images in our minds as we read them, but they will not become a poem, and if they do, it will not have anything like the […]
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) recently announced that Lisa A. Arnette has assumed the position of Director of Development and External Relations at the museum. From 1998 to 2003, Arnette served as a development officer at the Utah Museum of Natural History (UMNH) on the University […]
As I visited the Utah Museum of Fine Arts recently, there to see the exhibit of art from the 1960’s from the museum’s permanent collection (see our blog), I came across the entrance to Changing Identities: Recent Works by Women Artists from Vietnam, an exhibit filled with powerful images that stunned me […]
Portraits from the Mind: The Later Works of William Utermohlen 1995-2000, at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, is a haunting visual depiction of a talented artist’s descent into the hell of Alzheimer’s disease. The exhibit, selectively curated from galleries in Paris and Chicago, is on display through January […]
An Innermost Journey: The Art of Shauna Cook Clinger, in the main gallery at the UMFA through February 15, 2009, raises old questions about the relative importance of content versus form. The museum’s guidebook, Quarterly, credits Cook Clinger with “great artistic skill,” but such assertions are always subjective. Too often they […]
Organization Spotlight: Salt Lake The UMFA’s Young Benefactors While organizations that choose for titles expressing youth or contemporaneity benefit from the energy evoked by their name, time has a way of catching up to them and complicating their brand. When the Museum of Modern Art in New York […]
While organizations that choose for titles expressing youth or contemporaneity benefit from the energy evoked by their name, time has a way of catching up to them and complicating their brand. When the Museum of Modern Art in New York was dubbed, its founders surely thought the title […]
The UMFA is currently hosting its most impressive exhibit yet, The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Monet to Picassocollection. These renowned masterworks from the collection of America’s finest small museum have been displayed worldwide in Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo but Salt Lake City is the only stop in the Western […]
Bill Viola, this year’s Tanner lecturer on human values, is the best known and most critically admired video artist. He has the kind of all-but-exclusive prominence held by Nam June Paik in closed-circuit TV and Robert Smithson in earthworks, that Dale Chihuly has in glass or, for that […]
by Kindra Fehr One fascinating aspect of Contemporary art has been its interest in expanding the canon of materials used in its creation. Moving beyond traditional painting, drawing and sculpture, we are beginning to see a wide, essentially endless, array of sources. This opening of the material canon has […]